About Kent P. Jackson
Kent P. Jackson was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received his BA in ancient studies from BYU and an MA and a PhD in Near Eastern studies from the University of Michigan. He is the former chair of Near Eastern studies at BYU and the former associate dean of Religious Education at BYU. He is the author of many books, including Joseph Smith's Commentary on the Bible, From Apostasy to Restoration, and The Restored Gospel and the Book of Genesis.